Yes, that's correct. The shank blocks the flow of oil to the filter chamber. It doesn't have to be a leak proof fit, just a really tight fit. The shank is held in place with a roll pin through a hole drilled in the inner step of the chamber and through the shank. Use a roll pin that is shorter than the diameter of the shank so you can just tap it into the shank to remove the shank should you ever want to remove the cooler.
I did as you suggested when I did the mod. I got an extra side cover and screen cover on Ebay, just in case I screwed it up, but, I didn't.
Although the picture shows that I drilled and tapped both outlets, you really only have to do one. The one that clears the exhaust header.
I installed the cooler shortly after I got my bike in 1996 when it had about 20,000 miles. It has 80,000 miles on it now, so I can only think that the cooler was a factor, but no way to prove that.
Mount the cooler down low so it does not block air flow to the cylinder.
Last Edit: Jun 28, 2009 8:03:37 GMT -5 by pamcopete
I guess the person I bought my bike from cheated on the oil cooler. He cut the front oil tube going to the head and installed the oil cooler hoses in line from crankcase to head. It seams to work pretty good. 10ecjed
I have my cooler in the tube & it does work .Its oil that is already being used your just cooling it on the way.The cooler gets hot & air passes threw it how is it not working.I have had a temp gun on heads before the cooler & after it makes about 20f degrees difference if I remember right it was even closer to 30.It was hard to say for sure as the temps where getting cooler by then outside.I was going to check it more this summer but had to give the temp gun back when I changed plants this year
Last Edit: Jun 28, 2009 21:39:25 GMT -5 by xcbullet
I have a side cover all set to go. I plan on getting some pipe tee's and adapters so I can hook a temp gauge like you can by to put in a car. Using the pipe fittings to hook the gauge probe into the oil flow. Start with just a loop of hose with the temp gauge to get a baseline temp, then add an external filter, check temp, add the cooler, check temps. That way I can have a better Idea on what works and how well.
75 XS650B with 79 forks and dual disc, braided lines, disc brake on back, Pamco ignition, Pamcopete's reg/rec mods, kill switch relay, home made harness, all LED turn, brake and tail lights, tapered head bearings, bronze bushes in swing arm, soon to get shock and fork upgrades
Pete, that is interesting. It appears the tubing on the top of the head is the stock size and the tube running up in front of the cyl. has been cut. I have an infrared temp gun at work. When I get the bike back on the road, I will check the temp with the cooler, then without. I am curious now. I may experiment with the location of the cooler also. If I read xcbullet's post correctly, he has same set up. I do agree that xsleo's set up would work better for the main bearing though. Well maybe I see another mod for my xs in near future. HUM, I wonder if two coolers are better than one? Hum, worth tinkin about.
Post by steelburner on Jul 5, 2009 11:15:35 GMT -5
Pops: I've been away from the forum for a while.
If you'll check this link, it states that lane-splitting is NOT REFERENCED in Administrative Code or Statutes (of Texas). home.ama-cycle.org/amaccess/laws/result.asp?state=TX. That means that it's not illegal. The same non-mention allows Harley riders in Texas to run ear-splitting exhausts without fear from John Law.
I looked at the (long) list your link accessed, and couldn't find a relevant statement. Even the Motorcycle Handbook, the handbook passed out by DPS for rider training before license testing, only says that "lane sharing is discouraged" because someone could put their hand out the window of a vehicle stopped in traffic and sock you.
I don't split lanes because I don't think it's safe and it angers other drivers; it's just not illegal, in my opinion.
"illegal" is in the eye of the enforcer. It is not "illegal" to do wheelies on the freeway, in the sense that there is no specific statute prohibiting that act, but don't be surprised if a cop/judge combo finds a statute that they consider broard enough to squeese that one into. Lane splitting samo.
There are legal arguments to be made in the traffic-enforcement poker game but in the real world if you get stopped and ticketed you have already lost the hand; it's just the size of the pot that varies.
As to irritating the cagers, the sad truth is that people resent it when someone else does not have to suffer whatever it is that they are suffering. It doesn't matter that they are not affected in the least by the other person's good fortune. There is a pettiness to our species and an awareness of that pettiness has to be factored into our decision processes
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buell88: Anybody have any idea who built the xs650 tracker used in the Draggin Jeans Ad on Pipeburn?
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joshua: The regulator/rectifier unit I got from Mikes PMA has closer hole spacing than original. Are we supposed to mill the holes to fit?
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joshua: My bad. I found the bracket they supplied to mount the rectifier/regulator... Uh oh. How is this meant to work? Which way is it meant to mount? Looks like I have to use some spacers or something. Good instructions would be nice.
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craig8johnson: I'm checking the charging system. I'm afraid I might have fried the last battery. With the solid state regulator (after market) what should it be charging at. The book says, I think, 15 volts. I'm hitting 17 when revved. Is that too high?
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gggGary: Yes 17 volts is too high, about 14 volts is max, sounds like you don't have the right regulator or it's wired wrong.
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tt650: Trying to breathe life into a 1980 that's been stored (indoors) for 25 yrs. Air filters are dry rotted. Have cleaned carbs but she only runs briefly on choke then stops. Need jet setting info and other ideas that might help her idle and rev.
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trix13: Hey everyone! New to the forum and am fighting those gremlins!! New charging system, ignition switch, coil and fuse box. Resistance is higher than normal on the ignition pick up so I'm trying to find one. No such luck yet.
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trix13: Also, even though all of my connections are clean, I cannot seem to find out why , when at higher rpms, I hit the signals and the rpms pulse with the signals...hahah. same with the brake light. I appreciate all input!!
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